Monthly Archives: March 2017

National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NNHAAD). According to its leaders, NNHAAD aims to: Encourage Native people to get educated and learn more about HIV/AIDS and its impact in their communities Work together to encourage testing options and HIV counseling in Native communities Help decrease the stigma associated with HIV/AIDS A key aspect of NNHAAD is education. Today we highlight selected resources for organizational education and change: Federal Support to Address HIV in Native Communities The Indian Health Service (IHS) is the principal federal healthcare provider...

UNAIDS and NACA Seek Support for Women Living with AIDS on International Women’s Day

In support of International Women’s Day on March 8th, the National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA) and UNAIDS has called for support for women living with and affected by HIV / AIDS. Nearly 1 million women have become infected with HIV  and only half of all women living with HIV have access to lifesaving treatment—making AIDS now the leading cause of death worldwide among women between the ages of 30 and 49. UNAIDS released a report which shows that globally in...